Ed Epstein has a corporate and securities practice advising businesses on transaction structures and business structures, operations, mergers and acquisitions and financing.
He advises clients in the health care industry and has represented clinical laboratories, hospitals, professional corporations and managed care organizations. Since the 1960s Ed has acted as counsel to companies involved in logging, forest products manufacturing, money management, electronics, software production, medical and dental equipment, casualty insurance and the management of regulated investment companies and real estate investment trusts. He has spoken and written on such subjects as mergers and acquisitions, the taxation of timber operations, the taxation of real estate investment trusts, the keeping of corporate minutes and other records, consolidation in the health care industry, the antitrust aspects of consolidation in the health care industry and organization of managed care entities.
He has broad experience counseling clients with respect to the purchase and sale of businesses in taxable transactions and tax-free reorganizations. He also has significant experience in devising employee stock incentive programs. Ed is the co-chair of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. He serves as corporate counsel to both public and privately held clients of the firm. Ed has been designated in "The Best Lawyers in America" both in corporation law and health law since 1989.
Former chairman, Oregon State Bar Committee on Taxation; former chairman, Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar section on Corporation and Business Law; member, American Bar Association sections on Taxation and Corporation, Banking and Business Law; Fellow, American Bar Foundation.
Former trustee, Morrison Center for Youth and Family Service; former trustee and president, Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center; former trustee, Oregon Association of Hospitals Foundation; former member, Neurological Sciences Center Operating Committee of Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center; former director and secretary, Portland Hospital Facilities Authority.
L.L.B., magna cum laude
, Harvard University Law School, 1961, Member board of editors, Harvard Law Review, 1960-1961
A.B. with great distinction, honors in economics, Phi Beta Kappa
, Stanford University, 1958
Walla Walla High School, Walla Walla, Washington, 1954
State Bar of Oregon
U.S. District Court of Oregon
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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